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City Prime-time Programming Highlights: Monday, Sept. 28 to Sunday, Oct. 4

– TV heartthrobs John Stamos and Rob Lowe turn up the heat and hilarity on Tuesday nights with the series premieres of Grandfathered and The Grinder, respectively–

– Kermit sets Miss Piggy up with special guest star Josh Groban; and Jay Leno invites Fozzie to a party on an all-new episode of The Muppets –

– The hunt to find the Red Devil killer begins; and a surprising connection between two fellow students is uncovered, this week on Scream Queens –

GRAMMY Award® winner Kelly Rowland guest stars on an all-new episode of Empire –

Below is a chronological listing of detailed highlights for September 28 to October 4. All programming is subject to change.

Images available at RogersMediaTV.ca

Monday, Sept. 28

The Muppets : 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT

“Hostile Makeover”

In an attempt to make Miss Piggy happy, Kermit sets her up with singer-songwriter Josh Groban who fills her head with ideas on how to make “Up Late with Miss Piggy” better. Meanwhile, the rest of the gang is annoyed that Bobo is selling cookies for his daughter's troop; and Fozzie is invited to a party at Jay Leno's house.

Life in Pieces (s/CBS): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT

“Interrupts Date Breast Movin’”

Matt (Thomas Sadoski) walks in on Joan (Dianne West) and John (James Brolin) being intimate, resulting in Joan attempting to lead a group therapy session. Later, Heather (Betsy Brandt) and Tim (Dan Bakkedahl) move to a new home with the help of a moving company that employs ex-cons.

Scorpion (s/CBS): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT

“Cuba Libre”

Team Scorpion heads to Cuba when a woman from Cabe's (Robert Patrick) past pleads for him to help catch a Serbian war criminal.

Tuesday, Sept. 29

Grandfathered (s/FOX): 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT

**Series Premiere**

“Pilot”

Successful restaurateur Jimmy Martino (John Stamos, Full House) is used to being the most suave, handsome, and single person in the room. Everything changes with the surprise appearance of his adult son Gerald (Josh Peck, Drake & Josh), and Gerald’s baby daughter, Edie. Now, Jimmy has to unlearn a lifetime of blissful selfishness and cope with the fact that he quickly went from bachelor to grandfather.

The Grinder (s/FOX): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT

**Series Premiere**

“Pilot”

After his hit series “The Grinder” is cancelled, Dean Sanderson (Rob Lowe, Parks and Recreation) decides to move back home. Despite having no law degree, no license to practice, and no experience in an actual courtroom, Dean changes his career path and joins his brother Stewart (Fred Savage, The Wonder Years) and his father Dean Sr. (William Devane, 24: Live Another Day) at their real family-owned law firm.

Scream Queens (s/FOX): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT

“Chainsaw”

Chanel (Emma Roberts) turns Hester (Lea Michele) into her new project while Grace (Skyler Samuels) and Zayday (Keke Palmer) uncover a surprising connection between two fellow students. Meanwhile, Dean Munsch (Jamie Lee Curtis) appoints a new Wallace University mascot, as Chad (Glen Powell) and Earl Grey (Lucien Laviscount) lead their fraternity on a hunt to find the Red Devil killer.

Wednesday, Sept.30

The Mindy Project : 12 p.m. ET, 11 a.m. CT, 1 p.m. MT, 9 a.m. PT online at Citytv.com

**Online Sneak Peek**

“Leo Castellano is My Son”

Mindy (Mindy Kaling) attempts to liven up her maternity leave, which leads to excitement, danger, and a big fight with Danny (Chris Messina). Later, Tamra (Xosha Roquemore) spreads some hot gossip about Jeremy's new girlfriend, Whitney (recurring guest star Cristin Milioti).

Empire : 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT

“Without a Country”

Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and her cohorts decide to start their own small record label, but their opposing visions make for a bumpy start to their venture. Meanwhile, Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) forms an all-girl group as his first project, proving that he can be more than just an artist; Lucious (Terrence Howard) hires a new lawyer and records an epic track from inside jail; and Jamal (Jussie Smollett) neglects his music and makes business moves that further his agenda towards becoming every bit as ruthless as his father. GRAMMY Award® winning artist Kelly Rowland guest stars.

Modern Family (s/ABC): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT

“The Day Alex Left for College”

Phil (Ty Burrell) and Claire (Julie Bowen) feel snubbed by their kids when Alex (Ariel Winter) intentionally gives them the wrong college move-in date and Luke (Nolan Gould) chooses to hang out with his friends over his dad. Meanwhile, Mitch (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cam (Eric Stonestreet) start to feel stress as landlords; and the rest of the Pritchett family create excuses to get out of watching Lily’s (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) soccer game.

Black-ish (s/ABC): 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT

“Rock, Paper, Scissors, Gun”

Dre (Anthony Anderson) considers buying a gun after a break-in down the street, but Bow (Tracee Ellis Ross) is uncomfortable with the idea. Later, Junior (Marcus Scribner) is determined to protect the family from cyberterrorism; and Jack (Miles Brown) and Diane (Marsai Martin) are shocked to find out they've been living in the house that isn’t protected.

Thursday, Oct. 1

Thursday Night NFL (s/CBS): 8 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT, 5 p.m. PT

“Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers”

Catch all the action as the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers go head-to-head on the road to the playoffs. Join announcers Jim Nantz and Phil Simms for all regular-season coverage.

Friday, Oct. 2

The Middle : 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT

“Cutting the Cord”

While Sue (Eden Sher) anxiously awaits the arrival of her college dorm roommate, Axl (Charlie McDermott) and Hutch (Alphonso McAuley) discover that their house is overrun by ants. Meanwhile, Brick (Atticus Shaffer) gets his own personal school bodyguard.

Fail Army : 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT

**Two Back-to-back Episodes**

“A Breath of Fresh Air”

Get ready for non-stop laughter with the funniest 'fail' videos, bloopers, pranks, and all-around entertaining videos from the hugely popular YouTube channel of the same name. Fail Army has become an international sensation with more than one billion total views on YouTube and more than 8 million combined followers on social media.

Fail Army : 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT

“Down and Dirty”

Get ready for non-stop laughter with the funniest 'fail' videos, bloopers, pranks, and all-around entertaining videos from the hugely popular YouTube channel of the same name. Fail Army has become an international sensation with more than one billion total views on YouTube and more than 8 million combined followers on social media.

Sunday, Oct. 4

Sunnyside : 8 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. MT, 7 p.m. CT

**City Original Series**

“Volcano”

When seismic activity increases in Sunnyside, Eugene (Rob Norman) urges everyone to evacuate. Samson, the crook (Pat Thornton), and Officer Donna (Patrice Goodman) work on their relationship despite their different ways of life. Meanwhile, Vera (Kathleen Phillips) pleads with the Avenging Moth (Kevin Vidal) to find a different line of work because he’s a terrible superhero.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (s/FOX): 8:30 p.m. ET/PT, 9:30 p.m. MT, 7:30 p.m. CT

“The Funeral”

The precinct has another personnel change that could put Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy's (Melissa Fumero) budding relationship at risk. Meanwhile, Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) and Gina (Chelsea Peretti) try to convince Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) to rethink his affection for a fellow officer (guest star Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife); and Terry (Terry Crews) assists Holt (Andre Braugher) with an important public relations matter.

Family Guy (s/FOX): 9 p.m. ET/PT, 10 p.m. MT, 8 p.m. CT

“Peternormal Activity”

The gang visits an abandoned asylum seeking inspiration for a new horror movie idea, but they end up accidentally killing a man they think is keeping them hostage. Wracked with guilt, they each try to pin the murder on someone else. Later, Stewie (Seth MacFarlane) is on a mission to destroy Brian's (Seth MacFarlane) glasses because he's annoyed by how pretentious Brian acts when he wears them.

The Last Man on Earth (s/FOX): 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, 10:30 p.m. MT, 8:30 p.m. CT

“The Boo”

Phil (Will Forte) searches desperately for Carol (Kristen Schaal) after they are separated without phones or walkie-talkies.

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